Australian star Melissa George's Taunton ancestors finally get headstone

The headstone for Melissa George's long lost ancestors.

The headstone for Melissa George's long lost ancestors.

First published in Taunton

A HEADSTONE in a Taunton cemetery remembers the long lost ancestors of celebrity film and television actress Melissa George.

Australian Melissa, 36, posted a photo on social networking site Twitter of a headstone in her distant family’s name.

She Tweeted: “My long lost ancestors in Taunton, Somerset, didn’t get a headstone. So we had one made. Now they have an identity.”

The actress is well-known for her role as Angel Parrish in Australian soap opera Home and Away and featured in episodes of US sitcom Friends.

The headstone remembers Frederick Charles Thames (1889-1920) and Emma Helen Mounsher (1889-1918) with parents Lillian, Reginald and Florence featuring above a message saying ‘In loving memory from their Australian family’.

Melissa has recently been involved in television series Hunted and mini-series Bag of Bones.

Do you recognise the graveyard and know where it is? E-mail newsdesk@countygazette.co.uk

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